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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

5900 thumbnail picture
Current meter buoy being lowered to the rail. Off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island 1958
5901 thumbnail picture
Installing current meter at Cape Seniavin. Off of PATHFINDER
Alaska, Cape Seniavin, Bristol Bay 1960
5902 thumbnail picture
Current meter at Cape Seniavin installed by PATHFINDER.
Alaska, Cape Seniavin, Bristol Bay 1960
5903 thumbnail picture
Emerson E. Jones checking the wire angle with a 3-arm protractor. Over-the-side operations on the MARMER
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
5904 thumbnail picture
Buoy in tow from the MARMER. Towing buoy to station location
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
5905 thumbnail picture
Current buoy in strong currents in Charleston Harbor. Station established by the MARMER
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
5906 thumbnail picture
C. William Hayes' first command. Just kidding - checking batteries and electronics package
South Carolina, Charleston 1962
5907 thumbnail picture
Deploying a current meter from the MARMER. Working off the MARMER
Tampa Bay, Florida 1963
5908 thumbnail picture
Gabby - the talking current buoy. Gabby getting a new face for a Norfolk, Virginia, open house. MARMER hosted open house for general public. Article appeared in Norfolk Ledger-Star on November 13, 1963
South Carolina, Charleston 1963
5909 thumbnail picture
Current buoys on deck on the FERREL for Maine project.
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
5910 thumbnail picture
Current buoy and meter being deployed in Penobscot Bay. Deployment off of FERREL
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
5911 thumbnail picture
Current buoy in water in Penobscot Bay. Deployment off of FERREL
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
5912 thumbnail picture
NOAA Launch 1255 with crane for handling current buoys and meters. Launch 1255 worked with FERREL in Penobscot Bay
Penobscot Bay, Maine 1970?
5913 thumbnail picture
Current meter with trash catcher to keep impeller from being fouled. Deployed off of FERREL
5914 thumbnail picture
Bottom mounted current meter being deployed from FERREL. Project to determine path of brine plume from salt dome solution and pumping. Studies during formation of Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Gulf of Mexico 1978?
5915 thumbnail picture
Colonel E. Lester Jones and Honorable J. D. Craig. On EXPLORER on International Boundary Commission inspection tour. Colonel Jones was a founder of the American Legion
Southeast Alaska 1927
5916 thumbnail picture
Picking up pilot and radio operator from recon airplane off Oahu. Plane ran out of fuel and landed on water searching for Japanese fleet. Picked up by EXPLORER 3 days after Pearl Harbor
Hawaii December 10, 1941
5917 thumbnail picture
Route of 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion through Belgium and Germany. 17th FAOB was on the north shoulder of the Bulge. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Europe 1945
5918 thumbnail picture
Route of 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion through England and France. 17th FAOB landed one day after D-Day. Engaged at Falaise Gap in France, marched through Paris
Europe 1944
5919 thumbnail picture
Training maneuvers on the Dartmoors prior to D-Day. Personnel of the 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
5920 thumbnail picture
Meteorological observations on the Dartmoors. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
5921 thumbnail picture
Transit party training on the Dartmoors. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
5922 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Fountain and Sergeant Newton on reconnaissance training. 17th FAOB training exercises prior to D-Day. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
England 1944
5923 thumbnail picture
Survey party entering Vire, France, shortly after D-Day. 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
France 1944
5924 thumbnail picture
Flash ranging command post overlooking the Rhine River. 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Belgium 1944
5925 thumbnail picture
Flash ranging command post overlooking the Rhine River. 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Belgium 1944
5926 thumbnail picture
Survey work at Kesternich. 17th FAOB. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Germany 1945
5927 thumbnail picture
Members of 17th FAOB at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. L to R - Deily, Bacon, Richey, Harding, Riback, Snyder, Stewart. Photo from 17th FAOB Album
Germany 1945
5928 thumbnail picture
Frontispiece from the History of the 17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. Image from 17th FAOB Album
5929 thumbnail picture
All in a days work for the members of the 17th FAOB. Shooting, running line, stopping for chow, rodman, and observer with transit. Image from 17th FAOB Album
5930 thumbnail picture
Running the transit - survey work with the 17th FAOB. Image from 17th FAOB Album
5931 thumbnail picture
Route of the 8th FAOB. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5932 thumbnail picture
Diagram of sound ranging coverage with artillery firing possibilities. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Germany April 17, 1945
5933 thumbnail picture
Sound ranging operations of 8th FAOB. 70 sound bases established in less than one year. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5934 thumbnail picture
Flash observer at work. 25 flash bases established. Image from the 8th FAOB Album.
Europe 1944-45
5935 thumbnail picture
Over 4,000 miles of wire laid to communicate with sound and flash ranging bases. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5936 thumbnail picture
Flash ranging operations. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5937 thumbnail picture
Composite of all operations associated with 8th FAOB. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5938 thumbnail picture
The bottom line - determined 7,016 enemy targets for Allied artillery. Image from the 8th FAOB Album
Europe 1944-45
5939 thumbnail picture
Captured German map showing geodetic control around St. Nazaire, France.
France 1944-45
5940 thumbnail picture
Title page of captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire.
France 1944-45
5941 thumbnail picture
Listing of geodetic control points with rectangular coordinates. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
5942 thumbnail picture
Listing of geodetic control points with rectangular coordinates. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
5943 thumbnail picture
Diagrams of objects used to establish azimuth for orienting artillery. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
5944 thumbnail picture
Sketches with maps of various geodetic control points. From captured German geodetic control book for St. Nazaire
France 1944-45
5945 thumbnail picture
Group photograph of ill-fated Battery B of the 285th FAOB. Major Fair J. Bryant was executive officer and survey officer of the 285th FAOB.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
5946 thumbnail picture
"Malmedy Massacre" - approximately 70 members of Battery B killed after captured . Fair J. Bryant was travelling with Battery A of 285th at time of massacre. Occurred at beginning of Battle of the Bulge
Malmedy, Belgium December 17, 1944
5947 thumbnail picture
Commander Maurice A. Hecht at left - first instructor for radar ranging class. Observation battalion training in use of radar to determine enemy gun location
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
5948 thumbnail picture
Officers' Sound and Flash Ranging Class No. 16. #9- Harry D. Reed; #11 - Charley Schanck; #12 C. M. Shinn
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1944
5949 thumbnail picture
Typical Corps Survey Problem. Illustrating the complexity of battlefield surveying
Fort Sill, Oklahoma Post WW II

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